Home Health Warning Signs Of Exhaustion: Do You Have Them?

Warning Signs Of Exhaustion: Do You Have Them?


If you are feeling drained and stressed out and all you want to do is lie down in your bed and sleep as the long weekend approaches, then know that what you are experiencing might not be mere tiredness.

In fact, what you are experiencing may be exhaustion.

Many people think exhaustion is the same thing as tiredness, but it’s not. Exhaustion is a feeling of great physical or mental tiredness. Most of us feel tired after a hard day at work, but if you suffer from exhaustion, you may experience tiredness which actually has a different intensity and which does not always improve after you have a rest, be it a 7-hour rest or a week’s rest.

When you experience exhaustion, you can’t function normally since everything leaves you feeling drained. The symptoms that accompany exhaustion affect your relationships and productivity as well.

So, whenever life throws problems and pains your way, remember that it’s important for you to keep a cool head for a while and just let things be. Not trying to respond to challenges or resolve problems the moment life sends them your way doesn’t mean giving up. Instead, it means that you’re making time for self-care and self-love.

If you’re experiencing the following 10 signs, it’s possible that you are going through a tough time in your life. Just don’t allow it to suck all the energy and happiness out of you.

Stop, have a rest, and recharge your batteries. Because maintaining your physical and mental health should always be your number one priority.

1. You often feel anxious.

As a result of your physical and/or mental exhaustion, you feel more stressed out than usual. You worry about trivial things.  You often have panic attacks. You get anxious over the smallest things.

2. You constantly feel tired.

Undoubtedly, we all get tired after a hard day at work or after 6 hours of partying, but this type of tiredness can be remedied with a good night’s sleep. And exhaustion can’t.

When you are suffering from exhaustion, you can drink 10 cups of coffee a day or sleep 12 hours a day and you’ll still feel drained and unable to function.  

3. Your motivation level is low.

You have trouble finding the motivation you need to pursue your goals and accomplish what is on your to-do list. The goals and passions which once appeared challenging and stimulating to you are no longer enough. And when you have to complete a task which is very important, you often find yourself procrastinating.

If this is your case, please don’t lose hope. Know that inspiration is everywhere around you and you can find it when you least expect it.

4. You easily get irritated.

Things that once you didn’t even notice can easily get on your nerves now and make you lose your temper in no time. You get annoyed at meaningless things. You find negativity in things that once appeared interesting and intellectually stimulating to you.

5. You have trouble falling and staying asleep.

As a result of your exhaustion, you’ve developed unhealthy sleep habits. You often have trouble falling asleep, and sometimes even if you do fall asleep, you wake up a couple of times during the night. Staying asleep is very difficult for you. As a result of your disturbed sleep, you feel more tired and weak.

6. You feel numb.

You feel like you’ve lost attachment to people around you. You feel like nothing and no one affects you. Things that once upset you or made you feel afraid seem unimportant now.

Not feeling good nor bad can make you lose hope that things will change and get better over time, so please, do not ever let yourself reach that point.

7. You feel like crying for no reason.

If you are at the point where even the slightest joke can make you cry, then know that this isn’t good at all.

The thing is that when you are mentally and/or physically exhausted, you lose the strength and willpower to face challenging situations and your daily stress levels increase. That’s why you may often find yourself crying for no reason in front of your partner, friends, co-workers, or even complete strangers.

8. You experience dizziness and nausea.

If you experience dizziness and nausea, this is a distinct sign that you need rest and this should be your number one priority.

When a person feels so stressed and exhausted that their body can’t take it any longer and they experience a nervous breakdown, this usually manifests itself in physical ways. They feel dizzy and nauseous if they are the kind of person that carries stress in their stomach or if they subconsciously contract their muscles to brace against anything that’s painful to them.  

9. You consume unhealthy food.

It’s not uncommon for a person who is physically and/or mentally exhausted to replace fruits, vegetables, and healthy drinks with snacks, chocolate bars, and fizzy drinks.

And if this is your case, please, make sure you don’t make fast food and coke an inseparable part of your diet. It won’t do you any good – it’ll just drain your energy and make you feel more exhausted.

10. Your sofa is quickly becoming your new best friend.

If you’re suffering from exhaustion, you may often find yourself declining your friends’ invitations to go to parties, concerts, or the cinema with them. And this is normal.

Because when you feel physically and/or mentally exhausted, you don’t have the energy to go partying and go to crowded, loud places. When you’re exhausted, all you want to do is lie down on your comfy sofa and do nothing.  

Warning Signs Of Exhaustion: Do You Have Them?